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Have you seen the Museum's amazing postcards?

Collecting postcards, officially known as deltiology, is one of the world’s most popular hobbies, along with stamp and coin collecting. The club’s museum holds nearly 250 postcards in its archive, and we've dug out some of the rarest and most interesting ones.


The arrival of the divided postcard in Britain in 1902 – the design we’re all familiar with today, with a separate space for the address and message on the back – kickstarted the pan-European craze with millions of postcards sent each year.

Cheap postage and guaranteed same-day delivery turned postcards into important means of communication for the Edwardian society.